Some Macon county residents felt the aftershock of a 4.3 magnitude earthquake that originated near Whitesburg, KY on Saturday, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
The quake hit just after noon that day, with a lesser magnitude aftershock striking just before 1:40 PM. The shaking was felt by residents in several northern rim counties in Tennessee, including Smith, Sumner, and Clay, in areas of Joelton, Goodlettsville, Smithville, Cookeville, and, Lafayette.
Several surrounding states also had reports of the tremors, according to the Washington Post, including Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Georgia.
Authorities report no major damage or injuries, even at the earthquake’s place of origin, and at worst citizens have reported a few seconds of quaking, resulting in some items falling off of walls or dishes rattling. Most of them, it seems, were simply startled.